As I figured, my NaNo manuscript reached its end before the 50 000 word mark. So, we have a final tally of 42 384.
I plan to let this manuscript rest in a desk drawer for a couple of weeks while I take a break from the story. Then, it will be time to pull it out and start editing. There is still a lot of places to add, flesh out characters, build the plotline, etc - and thus, should get me to the word count I am looking for (50 000 - 55 000 words).
So, for the next couple of weeks, I'll be taking some time to catch up on stuff that got put aside - and I've already started writing on my next manuscript.
More about my NaNo experience tomorrow.
Congrats to all who made it - whether they reached the 50 000 word mark or their own personal goal.